Posts Tagged:Vienna

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Walking through Sandleiten, an impressive municipal housing complex

Yesterday, I joined an Instawalk walking tour hosted by TEDxVienna and Instagramers Vienna in Sandleiten, one of Vienna’s most impressive municipal housing complexes in the district of Ottakring. Sandleiten is home to almost 5,000 people which makes it one of Vienna’s largest “Gemeindebau“, as the city’s municipal housing complexes are called. Gemeindebauten like Sandleiten have…

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Walking tour: Vienna’s highly debated Mariahilferstraße

On Friday, I participated in a walking tour along Vienna’s highly debated Mariahilferstraße which was recently turned into a shared space and pedestrian area and will hopefully become a great street for pedestrians and cyclists if the citizens of Vienna’s adjacent 6th and 7th districts vote to make these changes permanent (more on the current…

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Video Sunday: Aspern Lake and Subway Construction Timelapse

Vienna’s aspern Urban Lakeside is definitely one of the most exciting urban development projects currently in Europe, aiming at accomodating 20,000 residents and providing 20,000 workplaces at the edge of the fastest growing German-speaking city. As stated on its website, it is a project of novel dimensions: “It is the most important urban development venture…

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City Pics: Walking along Vienna’s Alte Donau

It was a nice and warm (albeit not sunny) winter afternoon today in Vienna. So, I went for a walk along one of my favourite places in Vienna, the lower part of the Alte Donau (Old Danube) river between the two subway stations U2 Donaustadtbrücke and U1 Alte Donau. The beautiful waterside promenade features so…

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The Great Transformation must be a socio-cultural one

Yesterday, German sociologist and social psychologist Harald Welzer, who is well known for his books and research on climate change and sustainability, visited Vienna’s new University of Economics and Business to give an interesting “WU Sustainability Controversies” talk on transformation processes. According to Welzer, we’re facing an extremely paradoxical task: An economic system based on…

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Who needs GDP? Focus on Well being and Ecological integrity!

Last week, Sigrid Stagl from the Vienna University of Economics and Business gave an interesting talk on ecological economics as part of the “Future Lectures” series. Based on the lecture series’ underlying theme of sustainability, earth system boundaries and human interference, she focused on two aspects of climate change and how ecological economics fits into…

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My Year in Review: 2013

As it’s the last day of the year, I want to take this opportunity to look back at some of my personal moments of 2013 which has been a year of transitions, challenges, learning and so many great and diverse experiences for me. Let’s do this chronologically and with some pictures: January started with a…

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